iPad Pro iPad Pro 11” or wait for october

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  1. TotalMacMove macrumors regular

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    I have the iPad pro 9.7” right now and am looking to upgrade but am not in a hurry. Does anyone know any rumors for the upcoming iPad pro’s? I feel like i should wait but then again i am out of the loop on refreshes.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    If you are not in a hurry, wait. No point to buy a device that you will regret soon after.
    With that being said, it is often good to wait a few more months so the product is manufactured better than day 1 devices.
     
  3. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    We just had a similar discussion on this forum. I believe there won’t be a new iPad Pro this year. They seem to be on a 18ish months cycle.
     
  4. Jedimindtrick macrumors member

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    Wait - from what I understand all features of iPadOS will run well on the iPP 9.7. So I’d test that 9.7 with the new OS and then make the decision. By waiting you could get a great deal on the 2018 modules as well.
     
  5. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

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    I feel like the Only thing Apple could add to the 2019 iPad Pro in October is OLED 4K HDR Display.
    That would make me need it. And it’s possible.
     
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    It's regularly on sale for $150+ off on Amazon and other authorized retailers. Buy it at the next sale. I can't really think of a single improvement that this device needs to be good. I've had every iPad except the 10.5" pro and I've never felt more content with one than I do the 11" right now. I'll probably keep this one for a few years because it's such a perfect device.
     
  8. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    OLED for a content creation device? Sounds unlikely me.
     
  9. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    4K HDR? On a tablet?
     
  10. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a

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    Upgraded from a 9.7 IPP to an 11. If it was me I would do it. There's no guarantee it's a yearly release cycle and there have been sales. I absolutely love mine.
     
  11. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Keep your iPP 9.7" unless it's not doing something you want and/or need.

    I have that model and there's literally nothing I find it lacking in.
    It's been a phenomenal piece of hardware, and continues to be so.

    At this point, you might as well wait - never know what this Apple might do these days.
    The past hasn't been a particularly great predictor of their future actions of late.
     
  12. pward macrumors regular

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    Possible, but unlikely...
     
  13. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    We've predicted and known in advance about almost nothing they've changed over time about iPad hardware.

    Predictions about "what they might add" are literally throwing random darts at the wall in the dark.
     
  14. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    no OLED for ipad...we need 120hz for smooth pointer input...so, since we are in the 90hz oled era...no oled for ipad
     
  15. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    yes, on my ipad mini 4 the pointer shutters/jumps, it is not smooth...i bet is the ios13+120hz hardware that makes the 11" ipp a lot better UI for the pointer
     
  16. seatton macrumors 6502a

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    I also have a 9.7 Pro and use it only for reading novels. I had been debating and i saw a deal on Amazon this AM for 650 for the 11" version (64GB). I finally ordered it arriving tomorrow and I will get a keyboard folio later today (I work two blocks from an Apple store). I am super excited!
     
  17. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Maybe there is something wrong with your iPad mini?

    My iPad Pro 9.7 has a buttery smooth cursor and is not 120hz hardware
    Macs also have smooth cursors and are not 120hz
     
  18. tps3443 macrumors 6502a

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    Then I’d suggest never upgrading to a 120Hz iPad. Once you get use to that 120Hz refresh rate, everything else will feel really slow and laggy because it really is. You just don’t realize it yet.
     
  19. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    I was in a different boat - I never owned an iPad, and this year wanted to take the plunge. I looked at the Pros, but descided on the Air3 as my first iPad. I figured that I'll develop my workflow in this, and when Apple updates their Pros, I'll go for whatever the new 11" is. What I like about the Air compared to the Pro - is weight. I realize that this is meaningless to most, but sorry, to me light weight is super important. When I hold it while reading, every single ounce counts - but that's me, and you might be different. But I'm very, very pleased by how light the Air is, and would not appreciate the heavier Pro. To each his own I guess.
     
  20. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    @OldCorps

    There is a 13 gram difference between the new Air and 10.5” Pro
    There is only a 12 gram difference between the Air and 11” Pro

    12 grams is the weight of a single AAA battery

    I’m a huge huge fan for lightweight, but even I would struggle to really call this a meaningful difference
     
  21. tps3443 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad Air 3 weights (464) grams.

    The iPad Pro 11” weights (468) grams.

    4 gram difference is probably indiscernible.
     
  22. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Those are the weights for the LTE versions
    The difference is a bit greater for the Wi-Fi versions


    [​IMG]
    https://imgur.com/gallery/N5lWLrS
     
  23. sinoka56 macrumors regular

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    How about improved structural integrity? :rolleyes:
     
  24. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Personally, I’d like to get tablet UI instead of phone UI in split view landscape.

    The 2018 Pro’s got great hardware for sure. With my usage though, it doesn’t really do anything that my current iPad doesn’t.
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    @TotalMacMove
    As mentioned, there probably won't be a new model until next year. Buy the 2018 Pro 11 now or keep your 2016 Pro 9.7. Whatever makes you happy.
     
  25. chrfr macrumors 604

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    12 grams is 0.42 ounces. Do you really think you could feel that difference?
     

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